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Nov. 15, 1938. M. STURM, JR 2,137,034 BUBBLE PIPE DEVICE Filed Aug. 3, 1956 1111: INVENTOR Mex .YZurm/r. 5W ATTORNEY v Patented Nov. 15, 1938 .. ?.:137:034 4 ‘UNl'l‘nED STATES PATENT OFFICE ‘ 2,137,034 * ‘ BUBBLE PIPE DEVICE Max Sturm, Jr., Union City, N. J. Application August 3, 1936, Serial No. 93,986 1 Claim. This invention-relates to new and useful im provements in a bubble pipe device. The invention has for an object the construc~ tion of a device as mentioned which is charac terized by a cylindrical transparent container provided with a removable cover and associated with a pipe for blowing bubbles of various sizes, the head of which is. normally disposed within the container and the stem of which passes through an opening in the top wall of said cover. Still further the invention also proposes the provision of a small package of powdered soap normally disposed within the container and which 15 may be used with water supplied to the container for producing soap bubbles. Still further the invention proposes an arrange ment whereby the cover may be attached at var ious positions along the stem of said pipe. Another object of the invention is the construc 20 tion of a device as mentioned which is simple and durable and which may be manufactured and sold at a reasonable cost. For further comprehension of the invention, 25 and of the objects and advantages thereof, refer ence will be had to the following description and accompanying drawing, and to the appended claim in which the various novel features of the invention are more particularly set forth. In the accompanying drawing forming a mate rial part of this disclosure: Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a device con structed according to this invention. Fig. 2 is a transverse sectional view of Fig. 1. Fig. 3 is a fragmentary plan view of a portion of the cover of the device. Fig. 4 is a fragmentary vertical sectional view through the head of the pipe used in this device. The bubble pipe device comprises a cylindri cal container I ll preferably made of Celluloid or 40 similar transparent material having a handle I0’ of the same material, and a metal bottom II secured to the bottom end thereof with a water _ proof joint. 45 This metal bottom has a flange portion IIa extending along the inner side of the cylindrical wall of the container I0 and hav— ing its free edge IIb formed into a roll which grips the edge of the side wall of the container. A cover I2 is rotatable upon the open top of the container Ill, and is provided with a handle 50 member l2’. The top edge of the side wall of the container is formed with a roll portion Illa. A bubble producing pipe I3 has its head portion 13*‘ disposed within the container and its stem portion I3b extending out through a top open 55 ing I 2a in the cover 12. The ,head of the pipe (Cl. 46-7) l3a is formed with a large opening I3" at its upper surface to blow a large single bubble. A cap I4 is adapted to slidably engage over the free end of the pipe head I3a and is provided with a plurality of small apertures M’ to permit the forming of small bubbles. This cap is inter- ‘ changeable with caps of any other aperture lay out. A small bag of powdered soap I5 is normally disposed within the container. This bag may 10 be removed and some of the soap added to water placed into the container for producing the bubbles. The cover I2 is formed with said aperture I2a through which the stem I3 of ‘the pipe passes. An inverted cup-shaped member 16 is secured along its edges by cement upon. the top face of the cover I2 and is formed with an off-set opening I‘! from the center thereof. aligned with the opening IZa. A disc I8 is disposed within the hol low of the cup-shaped member I6 and has a pro jecting lug portion I 9 which engages into an arcuate opening 20 in the. top of the cup-shaped member I6. This permits the lug portion I9 to be moved to turn the disc I8. 25 A horn shaped opening 2| is formed in the disc I8 and is concentric with the center of rotation of the disc‘ I8. It is adapted to have its large end portion aligned with the openings I2a and I7. Furthermore, when the disc I8 is turned by manually moving the lug portion I9 a smaller portion of the horn shaped opening 2! will en gage the stem l3 of the pipe to lock it upon the stem. In order to facilitate the holding be tween the sides of the horn shaped opening 2i 35 and the stem, the stem is formed with a plurality of peripheral grooves or reduced portions 22. The operation of the device is as follows:--The cylindrical container is partially ?lled with water to which the soap is added. A child may then blow through the stem of the pipe to cause the soap to foam, and bubbles may now be blown. The pipe may be lifted by its stem 83 so that the cover I2 maintains its position on the stem and the bubbles blown with the cover on the stem. Thus the container may be readily covered. Should it be found that the cover interferes with the blowing of large bubbles it is merely neces sary to attach the cover upon a rear portion of the stem l3b by moving the lug I9 along the slot 20. If it is desired, the cover may be com pletely removed from the stem when the bubbles are being blown. While I have illustrated and described the pre ferred embodiments of my invention, it is to be 55 2,137,034 understood that I do not limit myself to the pre~ cise constructions herein disclosed and the right is reserved to all changes and modi?cations com ing within the scope of the invention as de?ned in the appended claim. Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by United States Letters Patent is:In a bubble pipe device, a cover for a con tainer and having an opening offset from the center thereof, a stem passing through said open— ing and having peripheral grooves, and means for pivotally holding said cover in position on said stem, comprising an inverted cup-shaped mem ber ?xedly mounted on said cover and having an opening aligned with said opening, a manu ally operable disc pivotally mounted between said cup-shaped member and the top of said cover, said disc having a horn shaped opening consist ing of a narrow portion adapted to engage said grooves to hold said cover in position and said narrow portion continuing at one end into an enlarged portion adapted to be aligned with said 10 openings to allow said stem to be removed from said cover. MAX S'I'URM, JR.